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Project by christopheralan posted 01-26-2011 07:31 AM 1407 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Working my new lathe with some scrap (beech I think…) from a pallet. The spheres (a first for me) took a while, but I found a good way to turn one in about 45 minutes. The capative rings of three are also a first and I am very happy with how it turned out. The cannon is just cool, and being a former Marine, I had to make some ammo. Thanks for looking!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com





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FordMike

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#1 posted 01-26-2011 08:00 AM

Very cool what is your technique for spheres? and what kind of finish are you using, welcome to turning

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 08:03 AM

Great exercises in turning, they are great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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peteg

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#3 posted 01-26-2011 08:52 AM

You’ve got a challenge there Chris, thoes “cannon” balls you turned look a bit toooo big for that
wee cannon :)
Is it just the lathe thats new, or, are you bringing out some hidden skills here. ??? I think so :)
nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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toyguy

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 12:15 PM

welcome to the wonderful world of turning…...... there will be no going back now

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 01-26-2011 05:28 PM

I have been turning for six months and if I had started back then I still would not, and do not have any spheres. They are fantastic, but I do agree with peteg they look a different caliber from the cannon .

Semper Fi

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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#6 posted 01-26-2011 08:25 PM

Those spheres really are great, and the other projects as well.

-- RStadler

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christopheralan

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#7 posted 01-27-2011 12:44 AM

I needed to learn how to turn a perfect sphere for a commission I have in a few weeks. I have looked all over the internet on how to do it, but mainly I have found a bunch of jigs and fixtures, which honestly, I don’t want to spend the time or money to make or buy. I ran across an article by Robert Rosand, http://www.rrosand.com/articles/18-2.shtml, that made it really simple to do. I still had to make a couple of things, but nothing major.

Thanks for the comments guys!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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